Health / Medicine

Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

Published 11/12/2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc, maker of the only immunotherapy approved for patients newly-diagnosed with the most common type of lung cancer, [more…]

‘Unheard of’ responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in myeloma study

‘Unheard of’ responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in myeloma study

Published 10/12/2017

(Reuters) - More than half of patients with advanced multiple myeloma who had run out of therapeutic options remained in complete remission after receiving bluebird [more…]

Drug industry group sues to stop California drug price law

Drug industry group sues to stop California drug price law

Published 09/12/2017

(Reuters) - The trade group representing U.S. drugmakers on Friday said it has a filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed [more…]

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

Philippines to seek refund of $59 million from Sanofi amid vaccine risk

Published 08/12/2017

Concepcion Yusop, a national immunization program manager, shows an anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia inside a vaccine storage room in Sta. Cruz city, Metro Manila, Philippines December [more…]

Roche study finds cancer ‘Velcro’ that halts T-cell attack

Roche study finds cancer ‘Velcro’ that halts T-cell attack

Published 08/12/2017

Swiss drugmaker Roche's logo is seen at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannZURICH (Reuters) - Scientists at Swiss drugmaker Roche said [more…]

U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers

Published 08/12/2017

People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice [more…]

Allison Janney puts her spin on ice-skating scandal in ‘I, Tonya’

Allison Janney puts her spin on ice-skating scandal in ‘I, Tonya’

Published 08/12/2017

The stars aligned for Allison Janney when she dressed up in a cheap fur coat, perched a parakeet on her shoulder, and chain-smoked and swore through figure-skating movie "I, Tonya." [more…]

Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals dropped in 2016: FDA

Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals dropped in 2016: FDA

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Turkeys stand in the warmth of the sun in their barn at Seven Acres Farm in North Reading, Massachusetts November 24, 2015, two [more…]

Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

Sage shares surge as depression drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

Published 07/12/2017

(Reuters) - Drug developer Sage Therapeutics Inc’s shares soared as much as 85 percent to a record high on Thursday after its experimental drug to [more…]

Roche drug cocktail doubles chance of holding lung cancer at bay

Roche drug cocktail doubles chance of holding lung cancer at bay

Published 07/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen outside their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/File PhotoZURICH (Reuters) - [more…]